Family Nurse Practitioner
Wilmington, DE Medical Providers
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

WESTSIDE IS LOOKING FOR NURSE PRACTIONERS! 

$10,000 SIGN ON BONUS OFFERED!

JOIN A CARING, DEDICATED TEAM WHO HELPS PATIENTS AND FAMILIES GAIN ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, AND NAVIGATE COMMUNITY SERVICES AND RESOURCES.


 Westside Family Healthcare is a nonprofit organization that provides high quality primary medical care without regard to ability to pay. The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) provides direct patient services with an emphasis on prevention and education, in collaboration with staff physicians(s) and the clinical team of providers and allied health professionals and participating in the supervision of nursing students and staff. Physicians are available 24 hours per day on site or by phone for consultation with the FNPs.

 
 WORKING AT WESTSIDE MEANS WORKING IN A PRIMARY CARE MEDICAL HOME.

A Primary Care Medical Home is not a special building. It is a way to provide healthcare that puts the patient at the center of health care decision-making. As a community health center, Westside Family Healthcare provides care for everyone who walks through our doors, regardless of ability to pay, immigration or citizenship status, national origin, religion, race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

  

OUR MISSION: To improve the health of our communities by providing equal access to quality healthcare, regardless of ability to pay.

  

OUR BENEFITS: Our benefit package includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life and disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with a match, and supplemental insurances. We offer a generous PTO package and flexibility to provide work/life balance. Westside Family Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


  1. Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses and treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines
  2. Recommend or implement diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
  3. Perform routine or annual physical examinations and primary care procedures such as suturing, splinting, administering immunizations, taking cultures, and debriding wounds
  4. Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized, including medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender and counsel patients about drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies
  5. Detect and respond to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults
  6. Educate and engage patients in self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances
  7. Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests such as complete blood counts (CBCs)
  8. Maintain timely, complete and detailed records of patients’ personal health information in the electronic medical records system and keep such information confidential in accordance with legal requirements
  9. Keep abreast of developments in nursing, medicine and regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources, maintaining competence in clinical practice with participation in continuing educational experiences and maintenance of Basic Life Support certification
  10. Perform all services in compliance with the most current, accepted professional standards and the standards of the Joint Commission
  11. Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise
  12. Maintain organizational policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control
  13. Provide emergency medical treatment to WFH patients as needed, and provide emergency medical treatment as requested or appropriate to non-WFH patients who are at or near a location where the FNP is present for the purpose of providing services to WFH patients.
  14. Provide clinical education and training of staff and students
  15. Participate in WFH performance improvement activities and community education and outreach programs
Requirements

MINIMUM OBJECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS


  1. Graduate of an accredited school or college of nursing with a master’s degree in nursing
  2. Current registered nurse licensure and advanced registered nurse practitioner licensure and certification
  3. Clinical training and experience in ambulatory care
  4. Basic life support certification
  5. Ability to travel between worksites as needed